A role she is well-equipped for, given that Midcap has remained connected to WVU Extension Service programming since she was enrolled in 4-H at age 10.
Previously, she served as a curriculum and outreach coordinator for Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program unit in Preston County, where she worked directly with the 4-H Living Interactive Family Education program in the Hazelton Federal Correctional Institution – a partnership with WVU Extension and the National 4-H Council.
Midcap, native to Hancock County, received both her bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from West Virginia University. While working on her degrees, she served as an Extension camping instructor across the state and was highly involved in WVU’s Collegiate 4-H Club.
“Much like myself, Megan grew up in West Virginia 4-H, and her passion for the program led her to this position,” said Brent Clark, program director of WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development. “I’m confident that she will be an advocate for Lewis County youths and WVU Extension programming across the state.”
Midcap believes WVU Extension Service has the perfect opportunity to provide support, mentoring and life skills to tomorrow’s leaders through youth development programs. In her role, she will oversee those programs in Lewis County. She plans to focus on creating new opportunities, while expanding existing programming and maintaining the traditions of WVU Extension Service and 4-H.
“Through our programs, we can help youths set and achieve goals, provide learning opportunities and create an environment where they can be their true self,” said Midcap. “I feel this position allows me to do the most good for Lewis County and give back to the program that shaped me into the person I am today.”
For more than a century, 4-H has focused on agricultural science, electricity, mechanics, entrepreneurship and natural sciences. Today, 4-H out-of-school opportunities also exist in subjects like rocketry, robotics, biofuels, renewable energy and computer science.
To learn more about new opportunities in the 4-H program, visit extension.wvu.edu, or contact your local office of the WVU Extension Service.